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2011-11-24 11:46:32

Body-conscious Shakespeare: Sensory disturbances in troubled characters Shakespeare was a master at portraying profound emotional upset in the physical symptoms of his characters, and many modern day doctors would do well to study the Bard to better understand the mind-body connection, concludes an analysis of his works, published in Medical Humanities. Kenneth Heaton, a medical doctor and extensively published author on William Shakespeare's oeuvre, systematically analyzed 42 of the...


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2004-10-19 04:45:41

Uranus' moon Cressida -- Cressida is a moon of Uranus. It was named after the daughter of Calchas in William Shakespeare's play Troilus and Cressida. Other than its size and orbit, virtually nothing is known about it. ----- Discovery Discovered by Voyager 2 Discovered in 1986 Orbital characteristics Mean radius 61,767 km Eccentricity 0.00023 Orbital period 0.46357d Inclination 0.04 Physical characteristics Equatorial diameter ~79.6 km Surface area km2...

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Word of the Day
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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